“Fiscal Cliff” Bill Also Extends Tax Credits for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Alternative Fuel Vehicles


On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress passed last minute legislation known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act) to avoid an automatic increase in income taxes for millions of Americans and draconian cuts to the budget of the federal government that many feared would plunge the nation’s economy back into recession. Also included in this eleventhhour legislative compromise were extensions of various tax credits related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and alternative fuel vehicles.


26 U.S.C. § 45 and 26 U.S.C. § 48 Renewable Energy Production and Investment Tax Credits:

The Act extended, for one year, the production tax credit (PTC) (26 U.S.C. § 45) and the investment tax credit (ITC)(26 U.S.C. § 48) applicable to renewable energy projects, specifically for wind, closed- and open-loop biomass, landfill gas and trash facilities, qualified hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic energy facilities.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Cozen O'Connor | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.